The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs is a prominent conservative think tank concerned with American national security, cooperation with democratic allies and the relationship between Israel and the United States. Founded in 1976 in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War, JINSA has expanded its portfolio to include not only Israeli-American security ties but also general American national security policy. JINSA publishes the semiannual Journal of International Security Affairs and coordinates meetings between American and Israeli military and law enforcement officers.
Michael Makovsky joined the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs as CEO and executive director in 2013. An expert on national security, energy issues and the Middle East, Makovsky served as director of essential services in the Washington office of the Coalition Provisional Authority, the postwar allied governing body of Iraq. He worked as an energy market analyst at several investment firms and founded MSM Consulting, a political risk consulting firm. He came to JINSA from the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he served as director of foreign policy from 2006 to 2013.